Lords examines Armed Forces Bill

06 May 2016

The Armed Forces Bill had its third reading, the chance for members to ‘tidy up’ the bill, in the House of Lords on Thursday 5 May.

No further changes were made during third reading and the bill will now pass to the House of Commons for consideration of Lords amendments.

Lords report stage: Wednesday 27 April

Members of the Lords discussed changes relating to the sentencing of armed forces members following court martial, provisions for members with mental health issues and the enlistment of minors.

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is scheduled for 5 May.

Lords committee stage day two: Thursday 3 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments relating to the prosecution of serving members of the armed forces, the role of reservists and overseas deployment.

Lords committee stage day one: Tuesday 1 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments relating to court martials, provisions for serving armed forces members with mental health issues and health compensation for veterans.

Lords second reading: Thursday 11 February

Armed Forces Bill summary

The bill will define laws around service discipline, war pensions and Ministry of Defence fire-fighters.

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